Noah Gins grew up in the United States playing at the highest level as a youth player. He represented the USA on many occasions and was an All-American going into College. He played Division I soccer for UNLV & University of New Mexico and quickly went from college soccer into the professional ranks for over 7 years. The San Diego Flash, San Diego’s professional outdoor team from 1998-2003 brought Noah to San Diego and signed him to a professional contract for 4 years allowing him to plant his roots here in San Diego. While playing for the San Diego Flash, Noah Gins took over the Albion Soccer Club of 6 teams and transformed it into a Southern California and National powerhouse of over 120 first class teams and a Premier Nationally recognized club in San Diego, South Bay, Orange County, Las Vegas and South Florida and Hawaii. Albion SC today is recognized around the State, Region, and USA as one of the top youth competitive Clubs having won 10 Regional Championships and been in 11 National Championship games. Including, the development of over 10 US National Team players and several professional players including Ariel Lassiter who is was a member of the MLS LA Galaxy First Team and now playing Internationally in Costa Rica. In 2010, Noah Gins was named the Cal South "Coach of the Year", while the club was honored by the NSCAA as a top club in the US. In 2011, Albion SC was named to the top 30 clubs in the US by Soccer America. In 2013, Albion SC was invited into the US Development Academy recognizing Albion SC as one of the top performing clubs in the US. In 2014, Albion was invited to have an Official Partnership with Arsenal FC in London to develop talent to Arsenal. In 2015, ASC San Diego was launched to develop talent to the professional level and sit atop the powerful Albion SC youth model providing a professional pathway. In 2016, Albion SC was awarded full US Development Academy Status on the Boys and Girls program.
Noah Gins obtained his National B License in 2001 and obtained his National A License in 2018 and is completing the Exclusive US Development Academy Director Course and is the Executive Director of Pro Select Soccer, a National youth training program to develop the best players in the country and showcase them Nationally and Internationally as well as manage top talent.
With his vision, leadership, and model/curriculum for developing players Gins has set a high standard while overseeing Albion SC and has pushed the club to the top of youth soccer in the USA and truly the model club.
Noah Gins, CEO/Executive Director
ALBION SC & ASC SAN DIEGO
Richard Reece has been a long serving member of UW soccer, joining in 2005. He is now entering his 14thseason on the Huskies sideline.
Reece has developed five Husky keepers that have played in the MLS: Chris Eylander with the Seattle Sounders, Spencer Richey for Vancouver Whitecaps, Ryan Herman, a first-round MLS Draft pick to FC Dallas, Auden Schilder drafted to San Jose Earthquakes and Rylan Hawkins with New England Revolution.
Under the tutelage of Reece, the above keepers have all etched their names into the Washington history books by receiving Conference and Far West Regional honors, along with Ryan Herman being named an All-American in 2015.
Alongside the goalkeepers, Reece works closely with defending unit of the team which has seen Mike Chabala, Ty Harden, George John, Rafa Cox, Dylan Tucker Ganges, Andy Thoma, Justin Schmidt, Justin Fiddes, and All-American Taylor Peay drafted and play in the MLS.
Reece holds the prestigious UEFA "A" along with the USSF "A" coaching license, a USSF National Goalkeeping License, a USSF Youth license, a NSCAA Premier Diploma, a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
Coach Dedini, who has thrice been named Big Sky Coach of the Year, completed his 12th season as head coach of the Sacramento State women's soccer team in 2017. Dedini, who took over the squad in 2007, has guided the Hornets to unprecedented success, including two NCAA Tournament appearances and two conference titles, both firsts in school history. He is the winningest coach in program history in terms of total wins and winning percentage. Dedini, who ended the 2018 season with a career record of 89-91-29 (40-36-17),has guided Sac State to .500 or better conference records in seven of his 12 seasons, including a regular season Big Sky title in 2007.
Coach Noble was named Notre Dame De Namur University Director of Soccer prior to the 2009 season. In his coaching career, Coach Noble has had the opportunity to develop players at the collegiate, high school and club levels over the past 29 years.
Since arriving at NDNU, the men's team has amassed a 103-67-14 overall record and a 79-38-11conference record in ten seasons. Coach Noble’s teams have earned 103 Academic All-Pac West selections, 53 All Pac-West selections, 31NSCAA/D2CCA All-West Region selections, and 8 NSCAA/D2CCA All-American selections. In 2010 the men’s soccer program led the country in goals against average at .47 and eclipsed the programs all-time winning percentage. In 2012 the NDNU men’s soccer program returned to the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament for the second time in school history.
Prior to arriving at NDNU, Noble served as the head men’s coach for two years at Millikin University in Decatur, IL and led the Big Blue to a 10-8-2 record in 2008. Before Millikin, Noble held the position of head coach for the U-17 boys and girls Neusport FC teams in Las Vegas. His teams found success at the state, regional, and national level. While earning his master’s degree at California’s University of Redlands, Noble served as the assistant men’s soccer coach from 2004-06. During his two years at Redlands, the teams went 32-6-5 with Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) championships and NCAA Division III playoff appearances in 2004 and 2005. The 2005 team also held SCIAC opponents scoreless in league play.
Coach Noble’s coaching career began by way of Salt lake City, Utah. Noble had the great fortune to coach at the club, high school and semi-pro level while residing in Utah. Noble held coaching positions with Jordan high School, Northern United, Sparta United, and the Utah Salt Ratz. His tenure in Utah was able to garner league, tournament, state, and regional titles along with a National Championship in 2001. He credits much of his success to all of the great coaches, families, management, and players he encountered while in the Salt Lake City.
Noble has stayed active in youth soccer since arriving at NDNU working various youth and college ID camps throughout the country. He currently serves on the Region IV (Far West) staff in the Olympic Development Program. In 2011, Noble co-coached the Palo Alto Soccer Club 93 boys to the Nor Cal State Championship, CYSA State Championship, US Youth Soccer Region IV Championship and at the US Youth National Championships.
Noble earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from Northern State University in 1996. He completed his master's in higher education from University of Redlands in 2006. Noble also holds coaching licenses with US Soccer and the NSCAA.
When away from soccer, Noble enjoys playing a variety of sports, is an avid sports fan and enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Noble and his wife Shannon reside in Millbrae, California with their son Brayden.
Logan Emory, who starred for the Pilots as a center back before embarking on a professional career, joined the University of Portland men’s soccer staff during the summer of 2016. Since retiring from the professional ranks in 2014, Emory has been coaching in Idaho.
Emory, who starred on the pitch for the Pilots from 2006-09, was instrumental during Portland’s run to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2009. Emory appeared in 81 matches during his career at UP, finishing with five goals, two assists and 12 points. He earned WCC Honorable Mention twice, and he landed on the league’s all-freshman team in 2006.
Emory then spent a couple of seasons with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL/NASL before moving on to Major League Soccer, joining Toronto FC in 2012. Emory was north of the border for two seasons and would continue his career with the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL. In 2014, Emory played for the USL’s L.A. Galaxy II.
A native of Boise, Idaho, Emory returned home in 2015 to begin his coaching career. He was head coach for the Boise Nationals, Idaho ODP and Centennial High School, his alma mater. He led his Boise Nationals club team to three state titles, and his Centennial squad finished fourth in the state.
Gareth is entering his second season as UCSD assistant following successful spells at Azusa Pacific and Point Loma where he helped lead both programs to their first NCAA tournament appearance. Originally from Manchester, UK. Gareth moved to the US to play college soccer in West Virginia where he was received All-American honors and then Azusa Pacific where he was part of the 2006/2007 National Championship side.
Mogan Cathey continues a long line of highly successful men's soccer coaches at Whitworth University that began with Einar Thorarinsson (1986-1994), who is now the head coach at Gonzaga University, and continued with Sean Bushey (1996-2012), who now coaches in Minnesota.
Cathey is entering his seventh season as men's soccer coach at Whitworth in the fall of 2019 and has led the Pirates to a record of 72-30-15 through his first six seasons. He has guided the Pirates to three consecutive Northwest Conference titles from 2014-16 and made three straight appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Cathey's record against NWC opponents is 54-17-13 over his first three seasons.
He coached Michael Ramos to First Team All-America honors in 2014 and Ramos went on to be selected in the third round of the MLS draft by Toronto FC. Cathey has also coached three straight NWC Men's Defensive Player of the Year winners: Matt Bray (2014), Spencer Wolfe (2015) and Timmy Costa (2016).
Cathey arrived at Whitworth after two seasons as the top assistant coach at California State University Stanislaus, where he helped lead the Warriors to their first-ever conference title and NCAA Division II tournament appearance.
Cathey turned a successful playing career at the collegiate and professional levels into a coaching career. He began his professional coaching stint while in South Africa. He coached the Ambassadors FC (fifth tier) in 2009 and 2010, leading the squad to its best league finish in its eight-year history. He also coached 11 Express (fourth tier) in 2009 and Hanover Park FC (second tier) in 2010 and 2011.
He returned to the United States in 2011, becoming the top assistant at CSU-Stanislaus with responsibility for day-to-day operations that included training, recruiting, fundraising and scouting. The Warriors finished 11-6-2 in 2011 and 12-5-3 in 2012. The 2012 season was the most successful in school history as the Warriors won their first CCAA tournament championship, then went on to defeat Nortre Dame de Namur 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs before falling to second-ranked Simon Fraser 2-1 in the second round.
Following a standout four years as the starting goalkeeper at Azusa Pacific University, Cathey went on to play for the Cascade Surge (Salem, Oregon) of the Premier Development League in 2006. He turned that success into an invitation to play professionally in South Africa. He spent three seasons (2007-09) with Ajax Cape Town and one year with Ikapa Sporting. While with Ajax, he was the starter on a team that achieved a runner-up finish in Absa Premiership (the top tier in S.A. soccer), the best league finish in Ajax history.
At APU, Cathey was an honorable mention All-American in 2005 and the Cougars reached the NAIA national championship that season. He ranks among the top-ten in Cougar history in career shutouts and goals-against average. And it was while he was still in college that Cathey was first bitten by the coaching bug. He coached at Glendora (Calif.) High School from 2004-2006, leading the varsity girls in 2005 and the varsity boys in 2006.
He is married to Cari Cathey and they have three children: Bauer (8), Lucca (6), and Mallie (4).
Lipsitz brings 15 years of head coaching experience to the Golden Bears’ staff, having led the programs at Denison University, UNC Charlotte, and the University of Kentucky.
Lipsitz holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” license and also brings has extensive experience at the club and ODP levels, serving as a Regional Staff Coach for Region II and III Olympic Development Program, as well as the 1991 North Carolina ODP Head Coach.
Prior to his arrival in Berkeley, Lipsitz spent eight seasons as head coach at Kentucky, leading the Wildcats to an overall record of 86-61-19, including four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament. Under Lipsitz, Kentucky earned its first ever NCAA Tournament win in 2012 and quickly built on that success, making an appearance in the Sweet 16 in 2014. During Lipsitz’s tenure, the Wildcats produced two All-Americans and 11 All-SEC selections.
Lipsitz served four seasons (2005-08) as head coach at UNC Charlotte before heading to Lexington, posting an overall winning percentage of .706 (58-23-4). The 49ers won three Atlantic-10 regular season titles, two Atlantic-10 tournament titles, and made two trips to the NCAA Tournament during Lipsitz’s tenure, while also producing two All-Americans and seven Academic All-Americans. Lispitz was named the Atlantic-10 Coach of the Year in 2007 after leading Charlotte an overall record of 16-5-1, including a 9-1-1 mark in league play.
Before his arrival in Charlotte, Lipsitz spent four seasons (2001-04) as an assistant coach at Ohio State, serving as the chief recruiter for a program that won 52 games, two Big Ten Tournament titles, and made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Lipsitz helped the Buckeyes to a program-record 19 wins during the 2004 season and produced nationally-ranked recruiting classes, highlighted by freshmen receiving All-American accolades during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Lipsitz began his collegiate coaching career in 1990 at Denison University, amassing 43 wins in his three seasons with the Big Red and leading the Division III power to an Elite Eight appearance in 1992. Lipstiz then served as the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Ohio Premier Girls’ Soccer Club from 1993-2005 and spent four seasons (1998-01) as head coach of the W-League’s Colmbus Ziggx.
A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., Lipsitz graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. He earned a Master's of Education from Ohio State University in 1998.
Lipsitz and his wife, Kathryn, have two sons, Zachary and Max.
Marc Fournier was hired in the spring of 2011 as an assistant coach for the UH women’s soccer team and elevated to associate head coach prior to the 2017 season. Fournier’s primary responsibility is working with the team’s goalkeepers. He also oversees the program’s academic progress and helps coordinate the team’s various youth camps.
2016 was a standout year for Fournier and the Rainbow Wahine. Under Fournier’s tutelage, goalkeeper Monk Berger tied the program’s single-season shutouts record with seven, and broke the program’s career shutouts record, finishing with 15. Berger was an all-Big West Conference Honorable Mention selection following her stellar senior campaign, and earned Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors once during the season. In addition to the seven shutouts, Berger held five more opponents to just one goal in 2016.
With Fournier’s guidance, the Rainbow Wahine also excelled in the classroom in 2016. The Rainbow Wahine posted a 3.51 team GPA during the fall 2016 semester, the highest ever in program history and the highest team GPA among UH athletics teams for the semester. Eleven UH players were selected to the Big West Conference All-Academic team, a program record and the most of any Big West women’s soccer team in 2016. Raisa Strom-Okimoto became the first UH player to earn first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District honors since Joelle Sugai in 2004. Additionally, the Rainbow Wahine soccer team had the highest team GPA of any UH team during the fall of 2016.
Fournier has helped mentor record-setting goalkeepers Kanani Taaca and Monk Berger. In back-to-back seasons, Taaca did not miss a single play, tallying more than 3,500 consecutive minutes in front of the net. Berger, meanwhile, enjoyed one of the best freshman seasons in program history in 2013. She set a new single-season record with seven shutouts and earned National Freshman of the Week honors and conference weekly honors (twice) before being named to the all-Big West freshmen team at season’s end.
UH has also achieved success in the classroom under the guidance of Fournier. The program earned a spot on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award list in 2012 and 2013 with a team GPA better than 3.0. UH also has had nearly 40 academic all-league citations during Fournier’s tenure.
Fournier, 34, has coached on the collegiate, high school and club levels in Hawai‘i. He first worked with head coach Michele Nagamine in the fall of 2009 when he helped train the goalkeepers at Kamehameha Schools. He also developed and trained girl’s U14 and older for the Le‘ahi Soccer Club.
For two years, Fournier served as the goalkeepers coach for the men’s program at HPU. In 2009, he mentored all-conference keeper Matt Terry, who was rated as the nation’s 14th-ranked keeper with a goals-against-average of 0.75. Terry also posted four shutouts while surrendering 10 goals in 14 matches. In addition to his on-field duties, Fournier also assisted in recruiting, travel, fundraising and recruiting for the Sea Warriors.
Fournier played collegiate soccer for two seasons at UH-Hilo and was a member of the inaugural team in 2006. As a senior for the Vulcans in 2007, he posted 53 saves in 18 games. He averaged 2.94 saves per match and halted 58 shots on goal, earning PacWest Conference second-team honors in the process.
Fournier, a native of the Bordeaux region in France, earned his master’s in human resource management from HPU. He graduated from UH-Hilo with a BA in geography and also holds a degree in marketing, management and sales from the University of Bordeaux.
He is married to former Rainbow Wahine soccer standout Joelle Sugai and is also a licensed shiatsu massage therapist.
University of Washington
Norte Dame De Namur University
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University of Portland
Sacramento State University
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Notre Dame De Namur University
Albions SC DA
Seattle United ECNL